I am a faculty member
of Computer Science and
Software Engineering and hold a joint appointment with theIndustrial
& Systems Engineering
department in the
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University.
Adaptive Systems - Computational explorations
in socio-technical, cognitive, cultural systems: Science
of science and innovation policy, systems
models of collective creativity, simulation of scientific discovery
processes, conflict simulation, computer simulation of projects,
Software Modeling and Design - Cognitive models of design, conceptual
processes of creative design.
and Computer Simulation
Simulation - agent simulation, agent-based simulation, agent-supported simulation, agent-initiated simulation
- Simulation Theory and
- Self-Organizing/Self-Adaptive Systems
- Model-Driven Simulation Engineering
- Replicability/Reproducibility in M&S
- Cyber-Physical Systems
Yilmaz L. and T. Ören (Eds.) (2009).
and Systems Engineering Wiley (Wiley Series in
Quote - "Computer Science is no more about computers than
astronomy is about telescopes." - E. W. Dijkstra
Honors and Awards
- Best Paper Award, 2014 IEEE International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
- Best Paper
Award, 2012 International Summer Simulation Multiconference.
- Distinguished Service Award, Society
for Modeling and Simulation International, 2012.
- Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, Society
for Modeling and Simulation International, 2011.
- Best Paper Award, 2011 Emerging Applications of
Modeling and Simulation in Industry and Academia (EAIA) Conference. Boston, USA
- Auburn University External Consulting Award, Auburn
of Upsilon Pi Epsilon,
Honor Society in Computing Sciences.
- Editor-in-Chief of the
Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2008
- Editorial Board Member of the International
Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling (2004-present).
- Associate Editor of the Springer Complex Adaptive Systems
Modeling Journal (2012 - present).
- Associate Editor of the International Journal of
Engineering Education (2006 - present).
- Associate Editor of the Simulation & Gaming
Journal (2008 - present).
Elected Member of the Board of Directors of Society for
Modeling and Simulation International (2006 - 2008, 2009 - 2011, 2011 - 2013).
President for Publications of the Society for Modeling and
Simulation International (2011 - 2013).
- General Chair (with Osman Balci, Maarten
Sierhuis, and Xiaolin Hu) of the 2009 Summer Computer Simulation
- Founding Organizer and General Co-chair
(with Greg Madey, Maarten
Sierhuis, Tuncer Ören, and Yu
Zhang) of the annual Agent-directed
Simulation Symposium series.
Complete list is available here
- Mentis A. and L. Yilmaz (2014). "Validation and Analysis of a
Distributed, Agent-Based Metaheuristic for Negotiation of Consensus
Inspired by Honeybee Nest Site Selection Behavior," in Proceedings of
the IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 269-276. January
6-9, 2014. Hawaii. (Best Paper Award).
- Özmen Ö.,
J. Smith, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "An Agent-Based Simulation Study of a Complex
Adaptive Collaboration Network," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation
Conference, pp. 412-423. December 8-11, 2013. Washington D.C.
- Tolk A., B. L. Heath, M. Ihrig, J. J. Padilla, E. H. Page, E. D.
Suarez, C. Szabo, P. Weirich, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Epistemology of
Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Winter
Simulation Conference, pp. 1152-1166. December 8-11, 2013. Washington D.C.
- Stevens G., B. D. Edwards, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Success within
Virtual Scientific Community Data Systems: The Roles of Structure and
Demography," in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, 12
pages. August 9-13, 2013.
- Ören T., M.
Kazemifard, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Machine Understanding and Avoidance
of Misunderstanding in Agent-directed Simulation and in Emotional
Intelligence,"in Proceedings of the SimulTech'13: 3rd International
Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies, and
Applications, pp. 318-327. July 29-31, 2013. ReykJavik, Finland.
- Mentis A. and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Adapting a Natural System
Simulation Model to a General-Purpose Metaheuristic: Toward Engineering
Emergent Distributed Decision-Making," in Proceedings of the 2013
Summer Computer Simulation Conference, pp. 749-754. July 7-10, 2013.
Toronto, Canada. (Best Paper Award).
- Morris-King J. and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Toward an Agent-Based
Ecological Model of the Triple-Helix Theory of Innovation Dynamics," in
Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, pp.
272-279. July 7-10, 2013. Toronto, Canada.
E. S., A. Khan, K. L. Morse, A. Tolk, L. Yilmaz, and J. Zander (2013).
"Grand Challenges on the Theory of Modeling and Simulation," in
Proceedings of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation
(TMS'13), 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'13), pp.
556-563. April 7-10, 2013. San Diego, California.
- Yilmaz L. (2012). "Reproducibility in M&S Research: Issues,
Strategies, and Implications for Model Development
Environments," Journal of Experimental and
Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 457-474.
- Zou G. and L. Yilmaz (2012). "InnoScape: A Creative
Artificial Ecosystem Model of Innovation Processes in Epistemic
Communities," International Journal of
Simulation and Process Modeling,
vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 275-289.
Magnotti F. J and L.Yilmaz (2012). "An Agent Simulation Study of a Unified Mechanism on
Foraging Behavior with Individual Scalar Expectancies," Journal
of Simulation, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 33-42.
T. and L. Yilmaz (2012). "Synergies of Simulation, Agents, and
Systems Engineering," Expert Systems with Applications: An
International Journal. vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 81-88.
and L. Yilmaz (2012). "An Information Foraging Model of
Knowledge Creation and Spillover Dynamics in Open Source
Science," International Journal of Agent
Technologies and Systems, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 50-72. (Best Paper Award)
Levent Yilmaz (2011).
in Modeling & Simulation Research," Simulation: Transactions of
the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, vol. 87,
No. 1, pp 3-4, January 2011.
Levent Yilmaz and Anthony C.
Hunt (2011). "Advanced Concepts and Generative Simulation Formalisms
for Creative Discovery Systems Engineering," Chapter 9 in A. Tolk and
L.C. Jain (Eds.) Intelligence-Based Systems Engineering, pp.
Guangyu Zou and Levent Yilmaz
(2010). "Dynamics of Knowledge Creation in Global Participatory Science
Communities: Open Innovation Communities from a Network Perspective," Computational
and Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 35-58.
Levent Yilmaz (2010).
Innovation, and Resilience of Collaboration Structures in Virtual Open
Science and Innovation Collaboratories," in Proceedings of the SIMUL2010:
International Conference on Advances in System Simulation. pp.
52-58. August 22-27. Nice, France.
Levent Yilmaz and Tuncer
Ören (2009). "Rethinking M&S to Enhance Creativity and
Computational Discovery," in Proceedings of the 2009 Summer
Computer Simulation Conference, pp.66-74. July 13-16. Istanbul,
Bradley Mitchell and Levent
Yilmaz (2008) "Symbiotic Adaptive Multisimulation: An Autonomic
Simulation Framework for Real-time Decision Support under Uncertainty", ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer
Simulation, vol.19, no.1, December 2008.
Levent Yilmaz (2009). "An
Agent Simulation Study on Conflict, Community Climate, and Innovation
in Open Source Communities," International Journal of Open
Source Software and Processes, vol.1, no. 4, pp.1-25.
Levent Yilmaz (2009).
the Synergy of Conflict and Collective Creativity in Open Innovation
Socio-technical Ecologies," in Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE
International Conference on Social Computing, pp.502-508. August
29-31, Vancouver, Canada.
Levent Yilmaz, Paul Davis,
Paul A. Fishwick, Xiaolin Hu, John A. Miller, Maria Hybinette, Tuncer
I. Ören, Paul Reynolds, Hessam Sarjoughian, and Andreas Tolk
(2008). "What Makes Good Research in Modeling and Simulation (M&S):
Sustaining the Growth and Vitality of the M&S Discipline," In
Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference,
Bernard Zeigler, Alex Muzy,
and Levent Yilmaz (2008). "Artificial Intelligence in Modeling and
Simulation" In Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science,
Editor-in-Chief, Robert A. Meyers, Springer, Springer-Verlag,
Phillips J. and L. Yilmaz
L.(2007). "Team-RUP: Agent-based Simulation of Team Behavior in
Software Development Organizations," International Journal of
Simulation and Process Modelling, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 170-179.
Levent Yilmaz (2007). "A
Strategy for Improving Dynamic Composability: Ontology-driven
Introspective Agent Architectures," Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics,
and Informatics, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 1-9.
Levent Yilmaz and Jared
Phillips (2007). "The Impact of Turbulence on the Effectiveness and
Efficiency of Software Development Teams in Small Organizations," Software
Process: Improvement and Practice Journal, vol 12., no.3, pp.
247-265. May/June 2007.
Levent Yilmaz, Alvin Lim,
Simon Bowen, and Tuncer Oren (2007). "Requirements and Design
Principles for Multisimulation with Multiresolution, Multistage
in Proceedings of the 2007 ACM/IEEE Winter Simulation Conference,
Levent Yilmaz and Tuncer
(2006). "Simulation-Based Problem Solving Environments for Conflict
Studies," Simulation & Gaming Journal. vol. 37, no. 4, pp.
Levent Yilmaz (2004) "On the
Need for Contextualized Introspective Simulation Models to Improve
Reuse and Composability of Defense Simulations", Journal of Defense
Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp 135-145, 2004.
Levent Yilmaz (2004)
Collaborative Behavior in Component-Based DEVS Models", Simulation:
Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International.
Special Issue: Component-Based Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 80,
No. 7, pp 399-415, Jul. 2004.
Levent Yilmaz (2004). "Behavioral Anticipation
in Agent Simulation", Proceedings of IEEE/ACM WSC 2004 - Winter
Simulation Conference, pp 801-806, Dec. 2004.